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The Interdisciplinary Feeding Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
J. Paul Willging, MD Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic 513-636-4355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.
Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.
A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.
The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.
The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.
The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.
In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.
Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.
Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.
Nancy Doan Leslie, MD Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics 513-636-2438 email@example.com
Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics
Director, Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program
Galactosemia; PKU; inborn errors; newborn screening; lysosomal storage disease
MD :Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1975-1979.
Internship and Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,OH, 1982-1985; Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 1993-1995.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1986; American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, 1989; American Board of Medical Genetics, Board-Certified in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, 1996, Active in MOC.
Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The effects of gestational age and birth weight on false-positive newborn-screening rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):910-6.
Dalal P, Leslie ND, Lindor NM, Gilbert DL, Espay AJ. Motor tics, stereotypies, and self-flagellation in primrose syndrome. Neurology. 2010 Jul 20;75(3):284-6.
Gilbert DL, Leslie EJ, Keddache M, Leslie ND. A novel hereditary spastic paraplegia with dystonia linked to chromosome 2q24-2q31. Mov Disord. 2009 Feb 15;24(3):364-70.
Burrow TA, Leslie ND. Review of the use of idursulfase in the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis II. Biologics. 2008 Jun;2(2):311-20.
Burrow TA, Hopkin RJ, Leslie ND, Tinkle BT, Grabowski GA. Enzyme reconstitution/replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Dec;19(6):628-35. Review.
Halperin J, Devi SY, Elizure S, Stocco C, Shehu A, Rebourcet D, Unterman TG, Leslie ND, Le J, Binart N, Gibori, G. Prolactin signaling through the Short form of Its Receptor Represses Forkhead Transcription Factor FOXO3 and its Target Gene GALT Causing a Severe Ovarian Defect. Molecular Endocrinology. 2008 22:513-22.
Leslie, ND. Inborn errors and Pediatric Critical Care. In Wheeler, D ed. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. Springer 2007.
Tinkle B, Lesli ND. Pompe Disease. Gene Clinics. 2007.
Grabowski GA, Hopkin RJ, Burrow RA, Leslie ND, Tinkle BT. Enzyme Reconstitution/Replacement Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2007 19:628-35.
Kishnani PS, Corzo D, Nicolino M, Byrne B, Mandel H, Hwu W, Leslie N, Levine J, Spencer C, McDonald M, DuMontier J, Michael H, Chien Y, Hopkin R, Vijayaraghavan S, Bruskin D, Barholomew D, van der Ploeg A, Clancy J, Prarin R, Morin G, Beck N, Delagastine G, Jokin M, Thurberg B, Richards S, Bali D, Davison M, Worden MA, Chen YT, Wraith JE. Recombinant Human Acid -Alpha Glucosidase: Major Clinical Benefits in Infantile-Onset Pompe Disease. Neurology. 2007 68(2):99-109.
Vincent A. Mukkada, MD 513-636-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders; pediatric feeding problems; general pediatric gastroenterology; celiac disease
BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Residency: Pediatrics, Brown University / Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI, 2002-2005.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Colorado / Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2005-2008.
Research Scholar: University of Colorado / Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2008-2009.
Certifications: General Pediatrics, 2005; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2009.
Ngo PD, Macleod RJ, Mukkada V, Turki R, Furuta GT. Epithelial calcium-sensing receptor activation by eosinophil granule protein analog stimulates collagen matrix contraction. Pediatr Res. 2012 Dec 26.
Furuta GT, Kagalwalla AF, Lee JJ, Alumkal P, Maybruck BT, Fillon S, Masterson JC, Ochkur S, Protheroe C, Moore W, Pan Z, Amsden K, Robinson Z, Capocelli K, Mukkada V, Atkins D, Fleischer D, Hosford L, Kwatia MA, Schroeder S, Kelly C, Lovell M, Melin-Aldana H, Ackerman SJ. The oesophageal string test: a novel, minimally invasive method measures mucosal inflammation in eosinophilic oesophagitis. Gut. 2012 Aug 15.
Kagalwalla AF, Akhtar N, Woodruff SA, Rea BA, Masterson JC, Mukkada V, Parashette KR, Du J, Fillon S, Protheroe CA, Lee JJ, Amsden K, Melin-Aldana H, Capocelli KE, Furuta GT, Ackerman SJ. Eosinophilic esophagitis: epithelial mesenchymal transition contributes to esophageal remodeling and reverses with treatment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 May;129(5):1387-1396.e7.
Lu S, Mukkada VA, Mangray S, Cleveland K, Shillingford N, Schorl C, Brodsky AS, Resnick MB. MicroRNA profiling in mucosal biopsies of eosinophilic esophagitis patients pre and post treatment with steroids and relationship with mRNA targets. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40676.
Mukkada VA, Haas A, Maune NC, Capocelli KE, Henry M, Gilman N, Petersburg S, Moore W, Lovell MA, Fleischer DM, Furuta GT, Atkins D. Feeding dysfunction in children with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):e672-7.
Protheroe C, Woodruff SA, de Petris G, Mukkada V, Ochkur SI, Janarthanan S, Lewis JC, Pasha S, Lunsford T, Harris L, Sharma VK, McGarry MP, Lee NA, Furuta GT, Lee JJ. A novel histologic scoring system to evaluate mucosal biopsies from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Jul;7(7):749-755.e11.
Mukkada V, Atkins D, Furuta GT. The perplexing finding of esophageal eosinophilia. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Sep;103(9):2403.
Mukkada V, Atkins D, Furuta GT. Uncertain association of Barrett's esophagus with eosinophilic esophagitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Jul;6(7):832.
Mukkada VA, Furuta GT. Idiopathic eosinophilic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract in children. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2008;22(3):497-509.
Wong BL, Mukkada VA, Markham LW, Cripe LH. Depressed left ventricular contractile reserve diagnosed by dobutamine stress echocardiography in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Child Neurol. 2005 Mar;20(3):246-8.
Charles M. Myer IV, MD 513-636-4355 email@example.com
UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Pediatric otolaryngology; pediatric voice; airway and swallowing disorders
MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2012.
Myer CM, Zacharias S, Meinzen-Derr J, Kelchner L, Deliyski D, de Alarcon A. Vibratory features of supraglottal phonation present in high-speed videoendoscopy versus videostroboscopy. In: Deliyski D (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research. 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio: AQL Press, 10:33-34.
Prager JD, Myer CM 4th, Myer CM 3rd. Attrition in Otolaryngology Residency. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Nov;145(5):753-4.
Prager JD, Myer CM 4th, Hayes KM, Myer CM 3rd, Pensak ML. Improving Methods of Resident Selection. Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec;120(12):2391-8.
Scott P. Pentiuk, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 513-636-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Feeding disorders; medical education
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.
Boamah LM, Bohren JR, Pentiuk S, Baker R, Yi M, Moyer MS. Development and testing of a CD-ROM program for improving adolescent knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 May;50(5):521-5.
Pentiuk S, Putnam PE, Collins MH, Rothenberg ME. Dissociation between symptoms and histological severity in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Feb;48(2):152-60.
Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia. 2007 Jan;22(1):44-8.
Sarah C. Bantel, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 email@example.com
Debbie Dorr, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena D. Harris, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-6013 email@example.com
Candace J. Hochstrasser, MSN, APRN, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team 513-636-2828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team
FNP-BC: Indiana Wesleyan University.
BSN/MSN: Indiana Wesleyan University.
RN: Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Sarah C. Kaskie, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-803-9031 email@example.com
Elizabeth J. Kirby, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy C. Klein, MPP, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 email@example.com
Kathy S. Krebs, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff W. Lancaster, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy 513-636-1093 email@example.com
Mary Ann Michael, APRN, CNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Intensive Care Unit 513-636-4466 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Claire Kane Miller, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 email@example.com
Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Oral-motor / feeding; dysphagia; fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
BS: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1980.
MS: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1981.
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology.
Bowman JD, Miller CK, Krieg EF, Song R. Analyzing digital vector waveforms of 0-3000 Hz magnetic fields for health studies. Bioelectromagnetics. 2010 Jul;31(5):391-405.
Miller CK. Updates on pediatric feeding and swallowing problems. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;17(3):194-9. Review.
Miller CK, Linck J, Willging JP. Duration and extent of dysphagia following pediatric airway reconstruction. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Apr;73(4):573-9.
Kelchner LN, Miller CK. Current research in voice and swallowing outcomes following pediatric airway reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;16(3):221-5. Review.
Miller CK, Willging JP. The implications of upper-airway obstruction on successful infant feeding. Semin Speech Lang. 2007 Aug;28(3):190-203. Review.
Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia. 2007 Jan;22(1):44-8.
Miller CK, Willging JP. Advances in the evaluation and management of pediatric dysphagia. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Dec;11(6):442-6. Review.
Link DT, Willging JP, Miller CK, Cotton RT, Rudolph CD. Pediatric laryngopharyngeal sensory testing during flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing: feasible and correlative. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2000 Oct;109(10 Pt 1):899-905.
Sara A. Nurre, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Therese O'Flaherty, MS, RD, LD, CSP
Dietitian Specialist, Division of Nutrition Therapy 513-636-8421 email@example.com
Karen A. Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lea Seals, RD
Registered Dietitian, Division of Nutrition Therapy 513-636-9845 email@example.com
Carrissa M. Shotwell, OTR/L, MEd
Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Krystin Turner, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy 513-636-4651 email@example.com
Sarah M. Weller, MSW, LISW-S
Social Worker II, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team 513-636-2828 firstname.lastname@example.org
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